JM 1 - OBSERVING OUR PLANET FROM SPACE (IAMAS, IAGA, IAPSO)

Convenor - BJ Sohn
Co-convenors - Stewart Bernard, Stefano Vignudelli, Igor Kozlov, Mioara Mandea, Mike Purucker, Anne Mee Thompson, Matthew Lazzara

Over the past decades, satellite technologies and related sciences have advanced to provide observations on global scale on various parameters (temperature, clouds, snow/ice coverage, magnetic field, sea level, ocean colour, surface roughness)  from which evolution of our Earth's environments can be monitored and understood over space and time. Earth's environment changes are thus natural topics that can be drawn from such long-term space-borne observations, and this session focuses on how we measure, analyse and interpret satellite observations. Soliciting contributions are placed on

  1. our understanding of physical processes in Earth’s system (climate change, magnetic field changes, ocean circulation changes) from satellite observations,
  2. how we can continue and improve our current satellite observations, and
  3. how we could enhance the value of existing observation records for geoscience  and applications.

Special interests in soliciting contributions in topics covering three-association related topics.